Internationals

Beijing: China warned the United States (USA) not to underestimate its determination to defend national interests and rights as long as trade confrontation persists, reports Prensa Latina.

London: Wikileaks chief editor Kristinn Hrafnsson said that Sweden received considerable political pressure to reopen the investigation against Julian Assange for alleged rape crimes, Prensa Latina reports.

Damascus: Under pretexts never demonstrated, the United States (US) increases the sanctions against Syria, intensifies the commercial and economic blockade along with an increase in military deployment in a geographical siege that includes bases in seven countries of the Middle East, Radio Havana Cuba publishes.

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his call to the rest of the world to concretize cooperation for a global and indivisible security space, as well as showing willingness to fight jointly against terrorism and extremism, Prensa Latina reports.

Caracas: The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and the Public Prosecutor's Office continue the investigations to determine those implicated in the coup attempt on April 30, when five people died, Prensa Latina reports.

Washington: The government's decision to raise tariffs from Chinese goods valued at 200 billion dollars from 10 to 25 percent caused surprise and discomfort among US companies, Prensa Latina reports.